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1762 New York’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place.
1906 President Theodore Roosevelt first likened crusading journalists to a man with “the muckrake in his hand” in a speech to the Gridiron Club in Washington.
1912 The Camp Fire Girls organization was incorporated in Washington, D.C., two years to the day after it was founded in Thetford, Vt.
1943 The Taoiseach of Ireland, Eamon de Valera, delivered a radio speech about “The Ireland That We Dreamed Of.”
1950 Scientists at the University of California at Berkeley announced they had created a new radioactive element, “californium.”
1963 Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, an American, was beatified by Pope John XXIII.
1966 A U.S. midget submarine located a missing hydrogen bomb which had fallen from an American bomber into the Mediterranean off Spain.
1970 The United States cast its first veto in the U.N. Security Council.
1988 Avianca Flight 410, a Boeing 727, crashed after takeoff into a mountain in Colombia, killing all 143 people on board.
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Birthdays for March 17
Singer-songwriter John Sebastian (the Lovin' Spoonful) is 70. Actor Patrick Duffy is 65. Actor Kurt Russell is 63. Actress Lesley-Anne Down is 60. Actor Gary Sinise is 59. Actor Rob Lowe is 50. Rock singer Billy Corgan is 47. Soccer player Mia Hamm is 42. Country singer Keifer Thompson (Thompson Square) is 41. Actress Brittany Daniel is 38.
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